Our team was established in 2010, we have been through a great journey and breaking records. For instance, in 2019 we won 11 achievements in the FIRA Roboworld Cup. Our adult size robot won second place in weightlifting and breaking the worldwide records, and in the same year we also attended the Robocup competition that was held in Sydney and won three achievements. Good algorithms, passionate teammates, and hard work seem to pay its debt when seeing our dazzling achievements.
Our team participated in many kinds of competitions, it varied from national competition to international competition such as KRI (Indonesian Robot Contest), FIRA RoboWorldCup, FIRA Hurocup, Robocup, and many more.
Indonesian Robot Contest
Our team began its journey by attending its first Indonesian Robot Contest in 2012. Indonesian Robot Contest is an annual activity organized by the ministry of education and culture, which is attended by students from universities all around Indonesia. This prestigious robot contest competed with various competition categories divided into four divisions, namely the KRI division (Indonesian Robot Contest), the Fire Extinguisher’s KRCI division (Indonesian Smart Robot Contest), the RSHL division (RoboSoccer Humanoid League), and the KRSI division (Indonesian Art Robot Contest).
In this competition, we won 2nd Place Regional IV Champion in Surabaya. After that, in 2013 Ichiro won 2nd place regional IV Champion in Surabaya, 3rd Place National Champion in Semarang, and National Favorite Robot Team award. We continue attending events and contests from the Indonesian Robot Contest and being better and better along the way. In total, our team has already won 23 achievements in the Indonesian Robot Contest only.
The Federation of International Sports Association (FIRA)
Moreover, we started competing in international robot contests such as FIRA Hurocup in 2016. FIRA is short for The Federation of International Sports Association. It is the oldest robot soccer competition in the world. From humble beginnings, FIRA has grown to a major robotics competition to use sports as benchmark problems for state-of-the-art research in robotics and other related areas. FIRA has many areas in its competition, those areas are HuroCup, RoboSot, SimuroSot, and AndroSot. FIRA also includes the FIRA Air competition for autonomous flying robots, FIRA Challenge for robotics research with great societal benefits such as urban search and rescue robots, and FIRA Youth for the next generation of researchers.
Our first achievements in this event are 2nd & 3rd Place in all-round, 1st & 2nd Place in Marathon, 1st & 2nd Place in Sprint, and followed by four other achievements. We have won many awards even at the very beginning of its journey in international competitions. We continued to compete and showed our best performance in the next year and won a total of 36 achievements in three years in the robotic competition held by FIRA, including FIRA Roboworldcup in 2018 and 2019.
We started to join another reputable robotic international competition besides FIRA, that is Robocup. RoboCup is an annual international robotics competition whose aim is to promote robotics and AI research by offering a publicly appealing—but formidable—challenge. RoboCup stands for “Robot Soccer World Cup”, but there are many other areas of competition such as RoboCupRescue, RoboCup@Home,RoboCupIndustrial and RoboCupJunior. It is well known that their project goal is to make a team of fully autonomous humanoid robot soccer players, complying with the official rules of FIFA, against the winner of the most recent World Cup in the middle of the 21st century. As ambitious as it is, this competition is a highly regarded competition that pushes advances in technologies. What we can learn from robots playing soccer or navigating a maze can be applied to industry and help us solve difficult real-world problems.
We compete in the humanoid robot area which is “RoboCupSoccer”. Robocup Soccer is divided into smaller categories which are humanoid, standard platform, middle size, small size, and simulation. We first attended and competed in this contest in 2018, we won 1st place in TeenSize Humanoid Soccer, 2nd place in TeenSize drop-in games, 2nd place in TeenSize technical challenge, and 3rd place in the best humanoid robot.
In 2019, the international competition was held in Sydney, Australia. Robocup Humanoid Soccer League is divided into three categories based on the size of the robot, namely Kid Size, Teen Size, and Adult Size. In this 2019 Robocup competition, we sent two teams, namely in the Teen Size and Kid Size categories. In the teen size category, there are eight teams from various major countries, including China, Iran, Australia, Germany, Brazil, Korea, and so on. Furthermore, in the Kid-Size category, there were 16 teams from various countries including France, Iran, Japan, China, Korea, England, New Zealand, Russia, and others. In this year, our teams won 1st place in Teen Size Technical Challenge, followed by two other achievements.
We have tenacity. It was proven when we faced difficulty in the contest. But we didn’t show any desperation at all and kept trying our best. That’s what makes us bring so many achievements to Indonesia. Our team is an excellent robot team with so much potential and eager to work hard to make our dreams come true. Our dream is one, to make Ichiro be the leading expert on humanoid robot research and make the most effective way for a humanoid robot to be helpful for humanity.